Yoga classes, like climactic fight scenes, are best held in halls of mirrors, remote island fortresses, and naval bases full of fist-pumping spectators. Find an appropriate setting for stretching with today's Groupon: for $20, you get five yoga or martial-art classes at one of six studios (a $100 value). Redeem your Groupon at one of the following: BR Holistic Healing in Wyckoff; Body & Brain Center in Madison, Metuchen, or Ridgefield; CGI Dahn Yoga Center in Closter; Sun Institute & Dahn Yoga in Oradell.
The dynamic instructors at each of the six centers teach a holistic approach to yoga and noncombative martial arts that targets flexibility, strength, breathing, and energy sensitivity. Schedules vary from studio to studio, with regular open-level classes such as those at BR Holistic Healing integrating a core regimen of stretching, breathing, and strengthening postures that improve keg-stand techniques tremendously. Vibration sessions at the Body & Brain Center in Metuchen and Dahn Yoga in Closter and Oradell can release stagnant energy and recharge bodies to take on exhausting second jobs impersonating the Energizer bunny at birthday parties. Instructors monitor students' progress, suggesting home-workout plans tailored to personal strengths and vulnerability to fire.